eagle, globe & anchor
Time  Time  Time
by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942–Sep 1945

​Time is the great divider
possessing me day and night
stealing away my moments
shortening my delight

Holds me in suspension
not letting me know
what’s to come,
ending the day
abruptly, 
stretching night
to the beyond

I never know if 
I’m coming or going
to the great beyond,
days have little meaning
life is just a ho-hum

Perhaps I’ll find meaning
to the all of its being,
perhaps I’ll be awarded
for just being part of
the whole of creation
and living a life
of no regrets

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The author: Robert Lin Cook served with Regimental Weapons Co. (2d-2d) from 1942–44, at Guadalcanal and Tarawa during a 33-month overseas tour.

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